Your support put a smile on the soldiers’ faces during the Jewish holidays, thank you!
Welcome home! How was it! Did you bring enough food? Enough water? Were your new hiking boots the right size? Was it cold? Hot?
These were the questions, we asked our daughters, this morning, after hugging them tight, and welcoming them home from their trip.
Tragically, instead of asking these questions, hugging their daughter tight and welcoming her home from her trip, the Shnerb family, is asking a different set of questions.
Tears of joy. Wailing of heartbreak.
Rina, of blessed memory, was murdered this morning, while on a hike, with her father and brother.
There will be no welcome. Instead, her family is forced to say goodbye.
Another empty seat at a Shabbat table.
Another hole in our hearts.
Davening (Praying) for a Refuah Shelaimah (speedy recovery) for Dvorot and Dvir Chaim, in serious condition. (Dvir Chaim ben Shira Esther)
Davening for our Israel Defense Forces, our sons, and daughters courageously defending our borders and hunting down the terrorists.
May all of our children return home safely.
This Memorial Day, we honor the courage, commitment, and sacrifice of United States veterans.
Every day, ????????Israeli military innovations are helping to save the lives of American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Because the ???????? United States has a deep strategic relationship with Israel, the U.S. military is able to learn from the Israel Defense Forces’ vast combat experience.
Let brave and dedicated soldiers know that you recognize their sacrifices as they protect the country. Support Our Troops! ????????
Today, three loaded vehicles hit Israel’s roads en-route to Israel Defense Forces bases! The vehicles were packed with IDF care packages, filled with treats to help “sweeten” their day! Thanks to The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews and YOU for all your support!
71 Years of Heroism ????????
Celebrating Israel’s Independence Day!
Show Your Appreciation to the Brave Men and Women of the IDF!
Join the celebration!
Where is the best place to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day?
Answers vary among the friends and experts I have polled. Some swear by a day at the beach, others on a hike, and a few prefer hosting barbecues at home.
Yesterday, on my way to work, my friend and I discussed our plans for Yom Ha’atzmaut. She suggested we spend the morning at the Tel Nof Air Force Base followed by a festive barbecue in the afternoon at home.
Great Suggestion! Tel Nof Air Force Base is an ideal destination for Yom Ha’atzamut!
Tel Nof Air Force Base
Located near Rehovot, Israel, the Tel Nof Israeli Air Force was established in July 1939 and served as the main Royal Air Force station under the British Mandate.
Today, we were among the 302,000 people that visited Israeli Air Force Bases.
At Tel Nof Air Force Base, we were wowed by the aerial flyovers, as well as the large scale display of ground forces, armor, artillery, combat engineering, and combat collection.
The display included a variety of ground-based weapons such as tanks, bulldozers, armored personnel carriers, and cannons.
My son and I especially enjoyed the computer operated drones and the soldier’s detailed explanation of the inner working of the Iron Dome.
Before You Go
As mentioned above, the Tel Nof Air Force Base is a popular destination on Yom Ha’atzmaut. This means that the narrow road leading to the Air Force Base will be packed.
Get there early!
Most years the Tel Nof Air Force Base opens at 7:30 am. I’m positive that those that were there at 7:25 am this morning, were not treated to a car full of “unhappy campers”.
Note: Most supermarkets are closed on Israel Independence Day, and those that are open will close early, SO, I highly recommend you complete all your shopping before Yom Ha’atzmaut that way you can head directly to Tel Nof Air Force Base (or any destination).
Respect the Sun
Once our car was parked in the field, we joined the crowds and made our way to the exhibition. (some of you may prefer waiting in line for busing) Today, was a pretty mild day, yet, we were overheated by the time we entered the Air Force. We chose to cool down, with many many others by waiting in line for glida amerikanit, soft ice cream, and Magna bars.
Apply sunscreen liberally!
Wear a hat!
Go With Friends
Was today fabulous because of the Israel Air Force Flyover – Yes!
Was today awesome because of the soldiers – Yes!
Was today great because of the quality family time – ok… Yes!
All of the above is true and helped to contribute to our day, but I highly recommend you make plans to meet up with friends and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut together at the Tel Nof Air Force Base.